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Grady Moates is a “hands-on” broadcast engineer.  Known widely for his audio processing expertise, Grady’s attention has more recently been on proving the performance of a novel antenna design.  The High Efficiency Broadband Antenna (HEBA) - after years of additional research and real-world testing and proving - is now FCC approved. Grady explains how a HEBA help AM stations, especially those with real-estate opportunities.
Topics: grady moates, loud and clear, heba, high efficiency broadband antenna, am antenna system, broadcast...
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Sep 19, 2019 GFQ Network
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A new era of NXT has begun and last night was the first look at it. NXT debut on USA was last night and we have all the news from that show. Also Brock Lesnar is back and will be facing Kofi on the first Smackdown on Fox show. This would be Lesnar's first match on Smackdown since leaving the company in 2004. We also have all the latest AEW, NJPW news along with your mailbag questions.
Topics: nxt, smackdown, aew, wrestling, wwe
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Sep 17, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew holds a Q&A with Paul and discuss what age kids should be allowed to have a phone.
Topic: phone age
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Sep 17, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss The Verge's review of the iPhone 11 Pro. Does the iPhone 11 Pro have the best camera? Google, and Microsoft both have events coming up. Will the new Google Pixel beat out Apple's new iPhone 11 Pro? The guys also discuss social engineering hacks and Andrew talks about the Lutron Aurora smart bulb dimmer.
Topics: iphone 11 pro review, iphone 11, google pixel. pixel vs iphone, lutron aurora, oneplus
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Sep 14, 2019 GFQ Network
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NXT as we know it is over and the guys discuss the pros and cons of leaving the WWE Network and heading to USA Network. NXT will hair hour 1 on USA and Hour 2 on the WWE Network for the first two weeks. How will this impact ratings? We also have WWE Night of Champions this Sunday and we have all the latest news.  The guys also discuss AEW, Impact moving to AXS, New Japan and your mailbag questions
Topics: wrestling, nxt, wwe network, aew
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Sep 10, 2019 GFQ Network
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Apple officially announces the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro along with Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, new 10.2 inch iPad, and Apple Watch Series 5. Andrew and Paul discuss Apple's keynote event and give their thoughts on all of the new hardware.
Topics: apple arcade, apple tv plus, iphone 11, iphone 11 pro, iphone night mode, apple watch series 5, new...
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Sep 7, 2019 GFQ Network
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Some people in Radio wear a few hats; that’s been part of the business since its beginnings almost 100 years ago. Meet one radio guy who’s on the air in Rochester, NY, publishes a beautiful tower calendar annually, runs an informational subscription website, interviews broadcaster engineers and talent, brokers broadcast properties between buyers and sellers, produces his own broadcasting podcast, and keeps up with FCC Rules to help us navigate the regulatory landscape?  Oh, and he’s...
Topics: Scott Fybush, fcc rules, tower calendar, fybush media, radio tech, broadcast engineering
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Sep 6, 2019 GFQ Network
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This week on Mat Men the guys discuss the fall out from All Out. Chris Jericho is the first ever AEW World Champion and has misplaced the title. The Police were able to recover it and we have the latest news surrounding it. We also discuss NXT, Raw Smackdown and a lot more.
Topics: aew, wwe, wrestling, nxt, smackdown, chris jericho
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Aug 29, 2019 GFQ Network
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Most of us enjoy air-conditioned casinos or convention halls, or perhaps sunny swimming pools and golf courses.  But the like of broadcast engineer, Tracy Teagarden, is often starkly different. As the Chief Engineer for Entercom in Las Vegas, Tracy recently found himself working in dangerous heat for several hours, with only the supplies he brought. On the other side of town he’s been building a mutli-station AM & FM transmitter site with high-reliability built right in; perhaps good...
Topics: tracy teagarden, entercom las vegas, voip, radio tech, broadcast engineering
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Aug 27, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss where Microsoft would be today if they didn't lose the anti-trust lawsuit in the 90s.
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Aug 27, 2019 GFQ Network
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Microsoft sends out a save the date for their October hardware event. Could we possibly find out about HoloLens 2 and does Microsoft need to change the design of the Surface? Apple reportedly halts its walkie talkie project. What was the project and why did Apple halt it? And Andrew and Paul discuss the launch of the new Disney Plus streaming service. Will Disney+ compete against Netflix and Hulu? 
Topics: disney plus, disney+, microsoft event, hololens 2, microsoft surface event, disney vs netflix, cord...
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We are back with huge news regarding next weeks AEW Double or Nothing PPV. Jon Moxley is out of main event match with Kenny Omega due to a sever Elbow Injury. Jon announced on twitter that he has a MRSA infection in his elbow. Replacing him is PAC. We have all this new and a lot more also including all your mailbag questions.
Topics: moxley, pac, wwe, aew, wrestling
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Aug 23, 2019 GFQ Network
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Remember the Texar Audio Prism? Did you know that Glen Clark had some partners in the development and rollout of the Prism? Jim Hoge worked with Glen on the Texar Audio Prism. Jim also founded WPOZ-FM, often the #1 station in Orlando. Brian Kerkan is another talented engineer, also known for excellent audio processing and and professional approach. Brian and Jim join us on TWiRT to talk about breakthroughs in older technology, and today’s new operating paradigms as we move toward sensible...
Topics: brian kerkan, jim hoge, wpoz, texar audio prism, broadcast engineering, radio tech, audio processing
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Aug 22, 2019 GFQ Network
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Leaks of Apple's iPhone 11 Pro confirm plans for the new generation to include upgraded cameras. Andrew and Paul look ahead to Microsoft October event. Will Microsoft announce more than just a refresh of it's Surface line? And Andrew and Paul ponder whether 5G wireless internet will usher in the era of wireless internet at home.
Topics: iphone 11, iphone pro, iphone 11 leaks, iphone 11 camera, microsoft surface refresh, 5g internet,...
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Aug 17, 2019 GFQ Network
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We are back with another episode of Mat Men. This week we discuss the latest news surrounding NXT possibly heading over to the USA Network this fall. What happened to the FS1 deal? We have the answer. AEW has sold more venues out and is expected to sell out the net set of buildings they announce this week. How will NXT going live impact them? THE NJPW G1 final is over and Ibushi is the winner. Will he become IWGP champion at Wrestle Kingdom? All this and your mailbag questions on today's show.
Topics: aew, wwe, nxt
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Driving to meet Jeff Heins at MyBridge Radio Network, I couldn’t believe it; the building at the studio address had no STL tower, but another building just ½ block farther had a big STL tower, full of antennas. Despite feeding seven full-power FM transmitters and ten FM translators, MyBridge Radio uses no traditional STL microwave links. Every audio link, whether contribution, distribution, or in-house mixing and routing, is entire in the AoIP domain. (The other building with the traditional...
Topics: MyBridge Radio Network, Spirit Catholic Radio Network, jeff heins, mark voris, radio tech,...
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On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco and Dave will be chatting about an AMD vs Intel architecture IPC shootout, custom Radeon RX 5700 series Navi graphics cards, Ice Lake Benchmarks, BEAST 64-core AMD EPYC And More!
Topics: radeon rx 5700, amd, nvidia, intel ice lake
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Aug 10, 2019 GFQ Network
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Today Andrew is joined by Harry Tarjanian and Stephanie Sottile from Capitol Wrestling to discuss this weekends show in Nashville. Capitol Wrestling is teaming with Wrestling for Innocence  to raise awareness for Adam Braseel, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 2006.. This event is star studded and will have Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Jake Hager and many more.
Topic: capitol wrestling
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Aug 9, 2019 GFQ Network
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Its almost time for the event of the summer! Summerslam is this Sunday and we have all the latest news going into this blockbuster event. We review all the announced matches and surprises for Summerslam and go into detail regarding all the last-minute changes. AEW has announced more dates for their TV tapings and we have all the latest news. G1 finals are around the corner. Who will win? This and all the latest news and rumors and your mailbag questions
Topics: wwe, wrestling, aew, summerslam 2019, nxt takeover
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Aug 9, 2019 GFQ Network
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Traveling to mountaintop transmitter sites allows for some "road thinking". Shane Toven is analyzing listeners' habits and loyalties, and joins us with thoughts and advice about OTA transmission and streaming to smart speakers. Plus, Chris and Shane discuss the engineer’s role in broadcasters’ efforts to make their content easily findable on digital platforms. And, what can go wrong at transmitter sites that may only get one engineering visit each year.
Topics: Shane Toven, alexa, amazon echo, radio tech, broadcast engineering
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Today on Mat Men we break down all the latest news around Bill Goldberg's return at SummerSlam. Roman Reigns was attacked by someone at Smackdown and it seems to be Daniel Bryan. We also discuss all the latest G1 results and AEW selling out its first show on TNT. This and all latest news and rumors.
Topics: wwe, goldberg, summerslam, aew
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Aug 1, 2019 GFQ Network
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From Scott Shannon and Z100, New York, to the most critical recording and audio in popular music, Frank Foti is relentless in pursuit of clean audio that stands above the crowd. Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack welcome Frank in discussing the audio processing that helped Z100 go from “worst to first” and has lifted thousands of radio stations to commanding positions on the radio dial.
Topics: frank foti, scott shannon, z100, new york, audio processing, z100 audio processing, radio tech,...
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Aug 1, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul go down talk Bob Lazar and aliens.
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Aug 1, 2019 GFQ Network
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Microsoft confirms rumors of a Windows 10 cloud restore feature. What is cloud restore for Windows 10? Andrew discusses buying his first 4K TV. This leads to Andrew and Paul talking about Bob Lazar, Area 51, and UFOs. Was Paul abducted by aliens? Plus the guys touch on the Apple card, Apple buying Intel's modem unit, and more.
Topics: bob lazar, microsoft, windows 10, windows cloud restore, windows restore, ufo sightings, 4k tv,...
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Jul 27, 2019 GFQ Network
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This week on Mat Men The guys discuss Raw Reunion and the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Will Austin be back with WWE in a larger on Screen role? TNT officially announces that AEW will air on Wednesday nights from 8-10pm ET but its not all good news for them. WWE is currently negotiation with Fox to bring NXT to FS1 on Wednesday nights from 9-10pm ET. The Wednesday night war is starting. We also have all the latest news and rumors and of course answering your mailbag questions.
Topics: wwe, aew, steve austin, wrestling
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Jul 26, 2019 GFQ Network
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Can fine studio mics, designed decades ago, be improved? John Peluso says, “Yes!!” John owns Peluso Microphone Lab. He and his family build world-class microphones, designed to equal or better the performance of classic recording studio mics.  They’ve also developed new mic designs for special purposes. John Peluso and Chris Newitt join us on TWiRT!
Topics: peluso microphones, john peluso, wbgo, chris newitt, microphone design, broadcast engineering,...
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Jul 19, 2019 GFQ Network
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Bill Suffa has been a part of some top-shelf engineering consulting firms, and served as a business consultant to several household names in broadcasting. Now Bill is consulting in a variety of business sectors. At the same time he’s encouraging engineers of different disciplines to go into their own businesses. It’s an interesting perspective from this Professional Engineer with an MBA.
Topics: radio tech, broadcast engineering, bill suffa, Engineering Entrepreneurship, broadcast consulting
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On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco and Dave will be chatting about AMD's HOT new Ryzen 3000 series processors and Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards. We'll also be diving into the performance of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2070 and 2060 Super cards and checking a great new high-end SoundBlaster card from Creative Labs.
Topics: amd ryzen 3700, radeon rx 5700, geforce 2070 super, nvidia
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Jul 12, 2019 GFQ Network
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The war has begun. AEW Fight for the Fallen is going to be going head to head with Evolve's 10-year anniversary show on the WWE Network. WWE has launched a proxy war against AEW and this is just the beginning There is a very big possibility of NXT going on FS1 to battle AEW on Weds nights.
Topics: wwe network, aew, wrestling, fight for the fallen
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Jul 12, 2019 GFQ Network
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Some radio engineers were shocked this week when told they couldn’t buy StudioHub® adapters any more. Many - if not most - new radio studios depend on adapting RJ-45 jacks to XLR, ¼” TRS, or even RCA connectors. Will engineers everywhere need to take up soldering once again? Mike Dosch’s Angry Audio company is poised to prevent such a catastrophe.
Topics: mike dosch, angry audio, studiohub, radio tech, broadcast engineering, studiohub adapters
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On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks podcast we welcome AMD Radeon Corporate VP And GM Scott Herkelman to join us for a live Q&A session about all things Radeon RX 5700 Series! Join us and get your questions answered in the chat!
Topics: amd, radeon rx5700, scott herkelman
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Jul 10, 2019 GFQ Network
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Apple may finally be ditching its much disliked butterfly keyboard design. Will the new keyboard design be any better? Samsung claims they have fixed the Galaxy Fold but Paul questions whether it's too late for the 1st gen foldable. Android notifications come to Windows 10. Is Android the mobile device path Microsoft should have taken? And Paul talks about his upcoming home swap.
Topics: apple keyboard, galaxy fold fixed, samsung foldable, microsoft, android, windows 10 android
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Jul 10, 2019 GFQ Network
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Apple may finally be ditching its much disliked butterfly keyboard design. Will the new keyboard design be any better? Samsung claims they have fixed the Galaxy Fold but Paul questions whether it's too late for the 1st gen foldable. Android notifications come to Windows 10. Is Android the mobile device path Microsoft should have taken? And Paul talks about his upcoming home swap.
Topics: apple keyboard, galaxy fold fixed, samsung foldable, microsoft, android, windows 10 android
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Jul 10, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss the mini series Chernobyl and an OJ Simpson podcast Paul is listening to.
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We have a lot of news today on a special 4th of July show. AEW Fyter Fest viewership is in. how did they do? Paul Heyman is officially in charge of raw and we have seen many changes already. Eric Bischoff will be taking over Smackdown in a few weeks. What can we expect from him? All this and of course everything else happening in Pro Wrestling.
Topics: wwe news, wrestling, aew ratings
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Jun 28, 2019 GFQ Network
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Audio over IP is commonplace now, but fifteen years ago it was barely known in broadcasting. Jorge Garza is the Director of Technology at Univision Radio in McAllen, Texas.  In 2004 Jorge took a look at Axia’s Livewire AoIP and said, “That’s what we’re going to do.”  Now, 15 years later, Jorge is glad he made the first step into AoIP, and most of Univision’s other radio stations have done the same.
Topics: axia, telos, aoip, audio over ip, radio tech, broadcast engineering, jorge garza
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In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks Podcast, Marco and Dave will be chatting about the beefy Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB SSD, Samsung's more cost-efficient Galaxy S10e, HP's MONSTER Omen X Emperium 65 Gaming TV, TheC64 - a full-sized Commodore 64 reboot and more!
Topics: samsung 970 evo, galaxy s10e, hp omen x, commondore 64
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Jun 25, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss concepts from the past and the future.
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Microsoft's foldable Surface device will reportedly run Android apps. Will this be a game changer for Android tablets? Bill Gates says one of his biggest mistakes was losing to Android. Andrew and Paul discuss how Google's Android was the only device that has competed with Apple iOS and the iPhone. And Paul touches on iPadOS. Is iPadOS the beginning of MacOS and iOS merging?
Topics: microsoft foldable, microsoft, android surface, microsoft surface, bill gates failure, bill gates...
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Jun 23, 2019 GFQ Network
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WWE Stomping Grounds takes place Saturday and we have all the details leading up to what many expect to be one of the most underwhelming WWE PPVs in recent years. AEW Fyter Fest takes place next week and we have all the details! We also discuss NJPW's G1 Tournament that starts soon and breaks down both Block A and B. Q&A segment at the end of the show.
Topics: stomping ground ppv, fyter fest, aew, wwe, wrestling news
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Jun 21, 2019 GFQ Network
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This week We are joined by Harry Terjanian from Capitol Wrestling to discuss all he latest WWE, NJPW, AEW news and rumors. We are a few days away from WWE Stomping ground and it could possibly be one of the worst WWE PPVs in years. Will it disappoint or surprise everyone. We also discuss the current state of indie wrestling and how having another major company in the world of Pro Wrestling effects it.
Topics: Harry Terjanian, wwe, wrestling, aew news, indie wrestling
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Radio broadcasters in so-called “PPM Markets” are faced with managing two signals for each station. One is the audio program that listeners hear; the other is the watermark signal heard by Personal People Meters (PPM)™.  Broadcasters concerned with counting their listeners (all of them in a PPM market) must treat their watermark signal with similar care to their on-air audio.  In this episode, Dr. Barry Blesser explains the science of audio watermarking. Then Paul Kriegler describes the...
Topics: digital watermarking, barry blesser, paul kriegler, ppm, broadcast engineering, radio tech
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Jun 20, 2019 GFQ Network
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Iyaz joins Andrew for this episode. Google leaks a photo of the Pixel 4. Andrew and Iyaz discuss the surprise leak along with what they know about the Pixel 4 design and specs. And Microsoft announces Project Scarlett, their next generation Xbox console. Iyaz gives us his first thoughts on Project Scarlett. 
Topics: android, google, pixel 4, pixel 4 leak, pixel 4 specs, pixel 4 design, project scarlett, microsoft
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We are back this week discussing the large decline in viewership WWE is facing leading into the summer season. What can WWE do to prevent this from happening? A lot of AEW news along with everything that's Happening in NJPW.
Topics: wwe decline, wwe ratings, wrestling, njpw
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Jun 19, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul rant about nonsense. Facebook announces their own digital currency, Libra. Is there a market for Facebook currency? Google is accused of scraping song lyrics. Could that be true? And Paul touches on Project Scarlett.
Topics: xbox, microsoft, xbox one, facebook libra, facebook currency, facebook crypto, google scraping,...
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Jun 18, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss their European adventures and flying.
Topic: flying
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Jun 18, 2019 GFQ Network
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Some broadcast engineers stumble into the profession. Mark Persons’ engineering career seemed like destiny from an early age.  While Mark was recently awarded the SBE Engineer of the Year, his early childhood set him on this path.  From climbing to the ceiling at 4 years old, to teaching electronics in the Army, to repairing helicopter avionics in Viet Nam, to building a stellar reputation for quality radio engineering work and custom products, Mark Persons’ advice is worth hearing and...
Topics: broadcast engineering, radio tech, broadcasting, mark persons, sbe engineer
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Jun 13, 2019 GFQ Network
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Iyaz joins Andrew for this episode. Google leaks a photo of the Pixel 4. Andrew and Iyaz discuss the surprise leak along with what they know about the Pixel 4 design and specs. And Microsoft announces Project Scarlett, their next generation Xbox console. Iyaz gives us his first thoughts on Project Scarlett.
Topics: android, google, pixel 4, pixel 4 leak, pixel 4 specs, pixel 4 design, project scarlett, microsoft
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In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks Podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about AMD's Zen 2 architecture, its Ryzen 3000 series CPU and beast 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, WD's Black SN750 Heatsink NVMe SSD, Netgear's Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 router, the fabulous OnePlus 7 Pro and more!
Topics: amd ryzen, wd black, nighthawk ax8
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Jun 7, 2019 GFQ Network
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From budget cuts to aging equipment, along with fresh ideas and the latest technology - Rich Parker is keeping the member stations of Coast Alaska on-the-air and serving their communities.  Rich updates us on some of his recent technical challenges, as well as stories on troubleshooting under time and money pressure in America’s 49th state.
Topics: Juneau, alaska, alaska radio, radio tech, rich parker, broadcast engineering
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Jun 4, 2019 GFQ Network
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The guys are back with another episode of Mat Men. We review NXT Takeover 25 and see how it stacked up against AEW Double or nothing. We also preview the WWE Show in Saudi Arabia this Friday and discuss who some of the big names possible are that are planning on leaving WWE once their current contracts expire. This and we also answer all your questions during our mailbag segment at the end of the show
Topics: wwe, aew, all elite wrestling, wrestling
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Jun 4, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott recap the announcements from Apple's WWDC 2019 conference including iPadOS, iOS 13, and MacOS Catalina and much more. What will iPadOS do that iOS can't? Plus Andrew and Paul discuss the new Mac Pro design aka the cheese grater. Will Apple have trouble selling the new Mac Pro?
Topics: wwdc 2019, wwdc 2019 recap, mac pro 2019, ipados, ios 13, itunes for windows, microsoft
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May 31, 2019 GFQ Network
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The spectre of ransomware encrypting all the computer files we need to run our broadcast operations is truly scary – heart-stoppingly scary.  Ransomware - as well as other malware - keeps morphing to get around our blocking and mitigation techniques. But there are basic, important things every broadcaster can do to seriously reduce the risk of losing everything to ransomware.  Stephen Kurtz has a broadcast engineering background and is now an IT consultant. He shares current advice and tips...
Topics: Stephen Kurtz, ransomware, broadcast engineering, radio tech, it tips, broadcast operations, it...
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May 31, 2019 GFQ Network
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Glenn Rubenstein from Wrestling inc. joins Andrew Zarian to discuss all the latest happenings in the world of pro wrestling. We’re almost a week separated from the monumental AEW PPV and people are still talking about it. Will this cause the new boom period for pro wrestling. NXT Takeover is on Saturday and is expected to be a great showing for WWE. Is this the answer to AEW’s PPV last week? How will it stack up?
Topics: aew, nxt, wwe, wrestling
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May 31, 2019 GFQ Network
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Paul and Andrew discuss the latest news surrounding Windows Modern OS. Is this the future of Windows? WWDC is next week and much of the focus will be on iOS applications being supported on the MacOS. Will this have an impact on Mac sales? 10 years of Bing have come and gone and we discuss some of the positive points of Bing over Google.
Topics: modern os, windows modern, wwdc 2019, ios apps on mac, bing vs google
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May 31, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew talks about his upcoming trip to Manchester, England.
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In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about Intel's hot new 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, Intel's wild and crazy Odyssey 2035 GPU concepts, svelte new Alienware m15 and m17 gaming laptops, AMD's Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPUs, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx benchmarks and Google's totally affordable Pixel 3a XL Android phone!
Topics: intel ice lake, ice lake specs, amd ryzen 3000
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May 25, 2019 GFQ Network
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We are one day away from AEW's first PPV "Double or Nothing" There is a lot of buzz happening right now regarding it and we have some news about a big surprise at the event. Rich and Andrew break down what this could be and if it will lead to crowning the first AEW World Champion. We also discuss everything currently happening in the WWE and why the WWE 24/7 title looks terrible. All this and more on today's show.
Topics: aew, double or nothing, wwe, wrestling
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May 24, 2019 GFQ Network
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Thinking about all the skills and responsibilities that broadcast engineers have, it seems we’re akin to General Contractors.  We have to know something about a lot of things. Disciplines from basic structural load calculations to audio circuit optimization to complex digital modulation schemes. Those and a thousand other topics are critical to the well-rounded and effective broadcast engineer.  Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack discuss how diverse skills relate to our recent experiences.
Topics: radio tech, broadcast engineering, broadcasting skills, broadcast war stories
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In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about some sweet new NVMe SSDs from Samsung and WD, the hot new OnePlus 7 Pro Android flagship, Fractal Design's Define S2 Vision RGB gaming PC case, Huawei's government and supplier woes and more!
Topics: oneplus 7 pro, samsung ssd, Huawei
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Paul discusses his review of the Google Pixel 3A. Does the Pixel 3A solve the problems Paul has with the Pixel 3 XL? Microsoft partners with Sony to explore future cloud gaming solutions. Does Microsoft's partnership with Sony make sense? And Andrew and Paul discuss Game Of Thrones. What did Paul think of the series overall?
Topics: google, pixel 3a pixel 3a vs pixel 3, pixel 3 comparison, microsoft sony, game of thrones podcast
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May 17, 2019 GFQ Network
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As a young lad, Mike Erickson was curious why songs sounded “different” on the radio than on his home record player. When a radio station owner gave Mike a retired audio processor he never looked back; he’s been customizing audio processing at for AM, FM, HD, and Streaming ever since. Mike joins us from the Wheatstone processing lab to talk about legacy processing techniques and today’s latest, too.
Topics: audio processing, mike erickson, wheatstone, wheatstone processing, am radio, fm radio, radio tech,...
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May 16, 2019 GFQ Network
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AEW has officially been announced to be airing this fall on TNT. We have all the latest AEW News and Rumors. We have all the details from TNT expectations to what the deal breaks down to. Andrew also has all the latest regarding how AEW will be getting paid for their TV show and it possibly being the second best wrestling TV deal of all time.
Topics: aew, wwe, wrestling
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May 15, 2019 GFQ Network
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Paul Thurrott is back from Microsoft Build 2019. He gives us a run down of what he sees that the biggest takeaways from this year's Build conference. Is UWP officially dead? Paul also shares his hands on experience with Google's new Pixel 3A. Is the Pixel 3A the best budget Android phone? And OnePlus announces the OnePlus 7 Pro. Andrew and Paul break down the pros and cons of the device.
Topics: build 2019, microsoft build, microsoft, uwp dead, pwa apps, windows store, pixel 3a, oneplus 7
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May 15, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew discusses what he needs from a laptop as a creator and producer.
Topic: creator laptop
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May 10, 2019 GFQ Network
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How did we broadcast engineers learn our craft? What experiences, resources, and people helped become broadcast engineering professionals? Geary Morrill got started with the likes of Steve Church, Vern Post, and Dave Gorman. Now Geary joins us with ideas and solid advice for finding and encouraging the next generation of audio, video, RF, and IT engineers.
Topics: geary morrill, alpha media, sbe, broadcast engineering, radio tech, steve church
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May 10, 2019 GFQ Network
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WWE Ratings on the worst its ever been and it seems like they don't really know what to do to drive it up. Is the years of not creating superstars finally catching up. WWE fans have always had FOMO (Fear of Missing out) but now that you can watch the content nearly on every social media platform they have to rethink how they push content out. Expect to see many WWE Superstars from the past on TV leading up to the Saudi Arabia show. Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, and Triple H are scheduled...
Topics: wwe, wrestling, aew
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May 10, 2019 GFQ Network
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Google held their annual I/O conference where they made several announcements including the new Pixel 3A. What features does the Pixel 3A do away with and how does it compare to the Pixel 3? Google also announced Project Mainline, which will bring Android updates directly through the Play Store. How will Project Mainline affect Android updates in the future? And Mozilla breaks every add on for Firefox. How did failing to renew a certificate lead to every Firefox add on becoming disabled?
Topics: google, google io 2019, google io, pixel 3a, pixel 3a features, pixel 3a comparison, project...
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May 10, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew and John discuss why you should treat your podcast like it's a business if you want to make money.
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In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650, Lenovo's Legion Y740 Gaming Laptop, the LG G8 ThinQ Flagship Android Phone, a Sneak Peek at the Google Pixel 3a XL, Corsair's H100i RGB AiO Liquid Cooler and more! 
Topics: gtx 1650, legion y740, pixel 3a
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May 3, 2019 GFQ Network
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Connecting remote talent to the studio has come a long way since dial-up phone lines, frequency extenders, and even since ISDN codecs. One method is Cleanfeed, an online service that uses WebRTC in the browser. Marc Bakos is co-founder of Cleanfeed.net and joins us to explain the tech and its uses for broadcasters and podcasters.
Topics: cleanfeed, podcast recorder, isdn replacement, radio tech, marc bakos, broadcast engineering, webrtc
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Apr 26, 2019 GFQ Network
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What does a station owner do when there are live broadcasts to be done, but no one is available to run the board at the studio? Steve Rubin, CEO of Rubin Broadcasting, runs his stations from his kitchen at home. He screens phone calls, runs live football broadcasts and sales remotes, and even puts himself live on-air when needed. What’s his secret?  We’ll find out!
Topics: steve rubin, radio tech, broadcast engineering, virtualization, rubin broadcasting, remote radio
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In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about intel's Optane Memory H10 for laptops, Maingear's hot new, affordable Vybe gaming PC, Alienware's killer Area-51m laptop, Intel's new 9th Gen mobile processors, expectations for AMD's Ryzen 3000 Zen 2, GeForce GTX 1600 mobile GPUs, Apple's sinister plan to squeeze Qualcomm royalties and more!
Topics: maingear vybe, area 51m, intel 9th gen
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Apr 23, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew and Paul discuss the future of touch screens on PCs and laptops.
Topic: touch
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Apr 23, 2019 GFQ Network
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Samsung officially delays the launch of the Galaxy Fold. Will Samsung be able to fix the Fold's screen issues? Andrew and Paul discuss what they'd like to see at this year's Google I/O and Microsoft build conferences. What could Windows Next and Windows lite OS look like?
Topics: samsung, galaxy fold, galaxy fold delayed, google io 2019, build 2019, google, microsoft, windows...
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Apr 23, 2019 GFQ Network
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Today on our Mat Men Interview series we sit down with JD From NY. JD creates  daily content on Youtube (Link to his page) that covers all things Pro Wrestling. Andrew and JD discuss his passion for Pro Wrestling and how he has gone from a passionate fan to actually working in the business. JD currently is the lead play by play form HOG. Check our JD’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/jdfromny206
Topics: JD From NY, jdfromny, wrestling
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Apr 19, 2019 GFQ Network
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This week the guys discuss the Superstar Shakeup and how it's going to impact both Raw and Smackdown TV. We also talk about the latest AEW news and answer your mailbag questions
Topics: superstar shakeup, aew, all elite wrestling
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Apr 19, 2019 GFQ Network
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Hebdon Bridge in West Yorkshire, England, is considered by many to be the birthplace of the industrial revolution. It’s also home to Calrec Audio, makers of audio mixing consoles for TV and radio.  Henry Goodman is Product Development Director at Calrec, and joins us to discuss to move to SMPTE 2110-30 and AES67 networked audio.
Topics: calrec, henry goodman, radio consoles, radio tech, broadcast engineering, smtpe 2110, aes67, audio...
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Apr 18, 2019 GFQ Network
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Paul  shares his thoughts on the Notre Dame fire and the guys also share their YouTube recommendations.
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Apr 18, 2019 GFQ Network
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Reviews of the new Samsung Galaxy Fold are out, and many are claiming their Galaxy Fold screen is breaking. Should Samsung delay the launch of the Galaxy Fold? Microsoft will launch their own wireless ear buds. Who will buy Surface Pods? Microsoft also announces it plans to sell a disc-less Xbox and Sony announces their new PlayStation 5.
Topics: ps5 specs, playstation 5, samsung, samsung galaxy fold, galaxy fold broke, galaxy fold breaking,...
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Apr 15, 2019 GFQ Network
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If you went to NAB 2019 in Las Vegas, there’s no way you got to see everything you wanted to see.  And if you didn’t get to NAB, you missed a lot.  Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack explored some compelling technology and products on the show floor. Check the out!
Topics: nab 2019, national association of broadcasters, radio expo, omg & modulation arts, sprite...
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Apr 13, 2019 GFQ Network
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Today on our Mat Men interview series we are joined by founder and owner of Wrestlinginc.com Raj Giri. Andrew and Raj discuss his start in covering pro wrestling and what it really takes to turn a hobby into a full-time job. Raj has been covering pro wrestling for over 22 years and has turned Wrestlinginc.com into one of the largest pro wrestling news websites. Over the past few years, they have expanded into video and podcasts and continue to break many of the biggest stories in the industry.
Topics: raj giri, wrestling inc, wwe
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Apr 11, 2019 GFQ Network
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A lot of breaking news out of Wrestlemania week and we got you covered. Warner Media (Turner) Will announce that AEW will be on TBS This fall on May 15th. What other details will we find out? The Road Dogg has stepped down as head writer of Smackdown. How will this change the direction of the brand? Next week is the superstar shakeup. Who will go where. We have all this and Mail Bag questions at the end of the show.
Topics: aew, tbs, wwe, wrestling
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Apr 9, 2019 GFQ Network
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Microsoft releases a beta of their new Chromium based Edge browser. Paul Thurrott gives his first impressions of the new Edge browser. What does it currently lack and is it a winner? And Paul talks about the next major update to Windows 10 and Windows as a service. Is Microsoft forcing too many updates on users?
Topics: chrome, google, edge browser, browser wars, microsoft, microsoft edge, windows service, windows...
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Apr 5, 2019 GFQ Network
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Is this the best NXT Takeover of all time? As we continue our coverage of Wrestlemania week in NYC we go over tonights NXT Takeover card along with all the latest rumors and news going into Wrestlemania 35. The guys also break down the big indy events happening all around NYC this week for Wrestlemania.
Topics: NXT, NXTTakeover, WWE, wrestling
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Apr 5, 2019 GFQ Network
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Broadcast infrastructure virtualization: Twelve syllables that represent a dizzying variety of implementations. Sean Kelly, founder of Seagull.fm in Exeter, Torbay, and South Devon England, is enabling local presenters and other contributors to be on-air, live from their homes and small studios. Building a virtualized backend infrastructure has been a key element to the reliability and usability of Sean’s broadcast workflow. Sean reveals both rationale and technical details on this episode of...
Topics: sean kelly, seagull.fm, virtualization, virtual radio, vmware, esxi, radio tech, broadcast...
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Apr 2, 2019 GFQ Network
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Paul explains his hatred of emojis. Andrew talks about past tech.
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Apr 2, 2019 GFQ Network
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Today we are joined by former WWE Superstar Chris Masters. Chris will be Wrestling April 3rd for UPWA in Wayne NJ during Wrestlemania Week in NYC. We discussed how Chris got his start in Pro Wrestling and what he does to keep in shape. We go into discussing life after WWE and how pro wrestling has evolved over the past decade.
Topics: chris masters, wwe, wrestling
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Apr 2, 2019 GFQ Network
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Apple announces that they will not being able to launch it's wireless charging pad, AirPower. Andrew and Paul discuss Steve Jobs' legacy and what Apple would have looked like today if he was still alive. Paul brings up Bill Gates' legacy at Microsoft and their retaliatory tactics. And Paul fields a few question from viewers.
Topics: airpower, apple, microsoft, steve jobs, bill gates, google
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Mar 31, 2019 GFQ Network
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We are joined by Conrad Thompson, the host of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard and What happened when with Tony Schiavone. We ask Conrad about his passion for podcasting and pro wrestling and how he started out his podcasting empire. The guys also discuss Starrcast II and everything else that Conrad is up to including answers to many of the rumors surrounding Bruce and even the Undertaker. This is one of our favorite interviews and a must listen for anyone...
Topics: conrad thompson, eric bischoff, 83 weeks, something to wrestle with, bruce prichard, Tony...
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Mar 29, 2019 GFQ Network
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We are back with the latest Wrestlemania News. Charlotte was crowned the Smackdown Women's Champion on Tuesday. What does this mean for the Wrestlemania main event. We have all the latest matches and everything happening next week for Wrestlemania Weekend.
Topics: wwe, wrestling, wrestlemania 35
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Mar 28, 2019 GFQ Network
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Andrew theorizes the future of all computing being handled in the cloud.
Topic: head cloud
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Mar 28, 2019 GFQ Network
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Apple announces a slew of new services including Apple TV Plus, the Apple Card, and Apple Arcade. Why did Apple have an event if none of the new services are ready? Paul ponders whether there will be an Apple TV app for Roku. Plus Andrew and Paul discuss Windows as a service subscription and if its a possiblity.
Topics: apple tv, apple tv plus, roku, tv subscription, apple card, apple pay, apple arcade, apple...
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In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave will be looking at NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 1660, the sights and sounds of GDC and GTC last week, Dell's Alienware Aurora R8 compact GeForce RTX-powered gaming PC, a fast new SSD from ADATA and more!
Topics: nvidia, gtx 1660, alienware
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Mar 27, 2019 GFQ Network
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Ken Heron is a radio guy. We know this because he has a VU meters, a tower, and the call letters of every station he’s ever worked at tattooed on his left arm.  His right arm tattoos include a transmitter schematic diagram! But Ken is also here to talk about drones and putting them to good use - for fun, art, and a new perspective.
Topics: ken heron, weio, farm radio, drones, drone technology, dji phantom, dji maveric, tennesee
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Mar 22, 2019 GFQ Network
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More than a few radio stations have been “done in” by not being able to recover after a disaster. A cluster of Florida radio stations never returned to air after Hurricane Michael. While some disasters can result in a total loss, Chris Tobin and Joe Talbot bring advice for recovering from two of the most common outages affecting broadcasters. They’ve both worked through numerous disasters and their planning made the difference in a quick recovery.
Topics: broadcast engineering, joe talbot, radio tech, wbgo, disaster recovery, broadcasting, disaster...
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Mar 19, 2019 GFQ Network
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Google announced at GDC a new game streaming service called Stadia. How will Google's game streaming service change gaming? Andrew and Paul discuss that question and many others including pricing, game availability, and whether Google will be successful with Stadia.
Topics: google gaming, google stadia, stadia gaming, apple tv, xbox, microsoft, game streaming
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Is this NXT Takeover the best card they have ever had? Spoiler warning on this weeks show. Also, how is Wrestlemania shaping up? Will it be a thumbs up or thumbs down? NJPW had some disappointing news with only 1600 tickets sold for their G1 show in Dallas. Is this the beginning of the end of their North American expansion? All this and you mailbag questions at the end of the show.
Topics: wwe, wrestling, nxt takeover, Wrestlemania
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Mar 15, 2019 GFQ Network
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Nashville, Tennessee, is known not only Country music, but for the early studios that recorded Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Brenda Lee, the Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan. Some of the first recording engineers worked full-time at WSM and other radio stations. Our guest, Mike Porter, shows us the microphones used in recording some of the most familiar and popular songs in history, and takes us on a tour of Columbia Studio A and Studio B - the Quonset Hut - on Nashville’s Music Square.
Topics: Quonset Hut, Columbia Studio A, Columbia Studios, Columbia Studio B, nashville music square, music...
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Mar 14, 2019 GFQ Network
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Sean Ross Sapp from fightful.com is our guest this week. We ask Sean about his passion for Pro Wrestling. What was his path into journalism? We discussed everything from Wrestlemania to where the AEW will possibly be in a year. This was a lot of fun and we covered a bunch of topics
Topics: wwe, pro wrestling